Take Back the Night

Join us for another “Take Back the Night” march in Kemptville!
“Take Back the Night” is an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. While the march began as a way to protest the violence that women experienced while walking in public at night, the purpose of these marches was to speak out against this violence and raise community awareness as a preventive measure against future violence. The mission of Take Back the Night has since grown to encompass all forms of violence against all persons, though sexual violence against women is still the top focus. The word night was originally meant to be taken literally to express the fear that many women feel during the night but has since changed to symbolize a fear of violence in general.
• 6:00 pm - We Gather - at Rotary Park (corner of Clothier Street East and Prescott Street). Sign Making - If you don't have a sign and want to make one, materials will be provided on site.
• 6:30 pm – We Rally - Hear stories from our community organizations. Lift up others who have experienced violence. Take a stand against sexual violence and violence against us all.
• 7:00 pm – We March - March the streets of downtown Kemptville.
Community Organizations:
• Meagan Cumming from Kemptville Stress Relief Centre (KSRC)
• Victim Services Leeds Grenville
• Assault Response & Care Centre
• Naomi's Family & Resource Centre
The March Route:
Leaving Rotary Park going east on Clothier Street East, we turn left onto Sanders Street and march north to Georgina Street. We turn left on Georgina and then left onto Rideau Street and march south to Clothier Street West. We turn left onto Clothier and then right onto Prescott Street. We march south to Asa Street and turn left. We march to Thomas Street and turn left and follow the road as it turns into Water Street. Then we turn right onto Prescott Street and march north back to Rotary Park where we end our march.
Please Note:
That there is uneven pavement on the streets that we will march.
The average walk time is 21 minutes. The first triangle is approximately 1.2 km and the Prescott – Asa loop is approximately 900 metres, totaling 2.1 km.
Parking can be found at Riverside Park, on local streets and the library.
What to bring:
• • comfy walking shoes
• a water bottle
• a flashlight or wear reflective gear
• noise makers - let's get loud!!
(No registration required) 
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September 21, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rotary Park, Kemptville


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